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The Sad Spectacle of Dee Dee Myers
Renew America ^ | April 10, 2008 | Carey Roberts

Posted on 04/10/2008 5:58:56 AM PDT by FreeManDC

Dee Dee Myers has just come out with her amusing tale, Why Women Should Rule the World. You may recall Mrs. Myers was the first female White House press secretary, appointed during the first two tumultuous years of the Clinton administration.

Simply put, Myers is a female supremacist. "Women tend to be better communicators, better listeners, better at forming consensus," she argues. That entitles women to run the world because they do everything better than those power-hungry men, Myers believes.

As the unsmiling Myers goes about promoting her book, one wonders what led her to pen a tome filled with crude gender stereotypes and doubtful claims.

After Myers left the hurly-burly of the White House in 1994, Myers married a handsome (and well-paid) magazine executive. They moved into a tony Washington DC home and had two children together.

But 14 years after leaving her heady White House post, Myers' career has stalled out. She has only managed to land a few part-time consulting jobs, like advising the now-defunct NBC series, The West Wing.

Hardly an inspiring role model for the female global domination wannabes.

If you go out and get Myers' book, don't expect to find a watertight argument.

According to Myers, women create a nurturing, idyllic work environment — well, with a few exceptions. In a 2000 Frontline interview, Myers made these remarks about her White House encounters with a devious Hillary Clinton:

"Hillary tended to kind of campaign against people behind their back, and that was certainly my experience."

Women are the peaceful gender, as well. To prove the point, Myers highlights on page 125 how Queen Elizabeth I arranged to have Mary Queen of Scots beheaded, Indira Gandhi pushed for a sharp increase in nuclear arms, and Margaret Thatcher went to war in the Falklands.

Women never abuse their power, either. That's true for every woman in the world except Indira Gandhi who "used emergency provisions to grant herself extraordinary powers and quash dissent," Myers admits.

Women are gentle consensus-builders, as well. Myers recounts the story of Alexis Herman, former Secretary of Labor, who tried her hand at resolving a labor strike. Frustrated by the lack of progress, Herman grabbed one of the negotiators by the lapels and issued this threat: "Don't f_ck with me."

Perhaps we should be grateful that Mrs. Meyers does not make the claim that women are the logical sex. And some of her factual statements raise eyebrows, as well.

Myers says back in 1998 the Northern Ireland Women's Coalition brokered the historic Good Friday Agreement, a claim that presidential candidate Hillary Clinton also stands by.

Unfortunately, no one else saw it that way. As Irish historian Tim Pat Coogan noted, "It was a nice thing to see [Hillary Clinton] there, with the women's groups. It helped, I suppose, but it was ancillary to the main thing." The Women's Coalition disbanded in 2006 after its candidates lost in two straight elections, an inconvenient truth that escapes Meyer's notice.

There's this chestnut on page 56: "until recently, all the research into [heart] disease was conducted on men." But somehow that doesn't square with the FDA analysis that found, "women have been included in drug development studies at least since the early 1980s in approximate proportion to the prevalence of disease in them." [www.ifeminists.net/introduction/editorials/2006/0412roberts.html]

And as we all know, women are victims of the gender wage gap. Want proof? When the 31-year-old Myers worked at the White House, she was paid a measly $100,000. But there was another deputy assistant, he was paid $10,000 more.

True, he was far more experienced and qualified. He took a big pay cut to come work for President Clinton. But that didn't matter — Dee Dee was entitled to that extra 800 bucks in her paycheck.

Go call the lawyers!

Lest you suspect that Myers is totally unsympathetic to men, she proffers this reassurance on page 128: "That's not to say women should replace men altogether." And yes, she does thank her husband in the Acknowledgements.

See, not all men are that bad.

Dee Dee Myers comes across as a woman who hasn't figured out whether she wants to be a stay-at-home mom or go back to being a 60-hour-a-week workaholic. So every road bump in life is blamed on the heartless patriarchy. She publishes a book filled with odious stereotypes and half-truths, and then wonders why her colleagues don't take her seriously.

In the end, Myers' book becomes a feminist fairy tale that provokes sadness, not outrage. In its over-wrought quest to promote female empowerment, her work becomes a parody of the very movement she has chosen to embrace.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: clintonista; clintons2008; feminazi; pothead; sexist
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1 posted on 04/10/2008 5:58:56 AM PDT by FreeManDC
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To: FreeManDC

I recall how she always looked like she was in way over her head when she was press secretary. We used to feel a bit of sympathy for her as she tried SO hard to spin the Clintoon’s episodes.

How she ever got in that position in the first place, I don’t want to know. Maybe it DID have something to do with being a woman, though.


2 posted on 04/10/2008 6:04:42 AM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: FreeManDC

Gynecocracy.


3 posted on 04/10/2008 6:05:50 AM PDT by Eurale
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To: FreeManDC

4 posted on 04/10/2008 6:07:11 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Gondring

She was on Mourning Joe today and still had that same look.


5 posted on 04/10/2008 6:07:16 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (John McCain - The Manchurian Candidate? http://www.usvetdsp.com/manchuan.htm)
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To: FreeManDC

I used to think Dee Dee was cute, she’ll probably end up looking like Helen Thomas


6 posted on 04/10/2008 6:07:30 AM PDT by Proverbs 3-5
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To: FreeManDC

Why would ANYBODY buy her book?


7 posted on 04/10/2008 6:08:25 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: FreeManDC

Ii could never take a woman named Dee Dee seriously. However, the name did seem to fit this ninny.


8 posted on 04/10/2008 6:08:38 AM PDT by basil (Support the Second Amendment--buy another gun today!)
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To: FreeManDC

Better at forming consensuses??? Ha! She should hang with me and my friends for one evening. We generally have a two hour debate on picking a restaurant, and it’s considered a very good evening if only one of us needs medical attention.


9 posted on 04/10/2008 6:10:16 AM PDT by LIConFem (Thompson. Lifetime ACU Rating: 86 -- Hunter Lifetime ACU Rating: 92 (any combo will do, fellas))
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To: Proverbs 3-5

10 posted on 04/10/2008 6:10:37 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: FreeManDC

I have it on good authority that when she was at the White House she would wear short skirts with NO underpants!


11 posted on 04/10/2008 6:10:57 AM PDT by painter
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To: painter

PLEASE tell me you weren’t talking about Helen Thomas.


12 posted on 04/10/2008 6:12:11 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: FreeManDC

Sorry. You’ll get absolutely no sympathy from me. She chose to be a chief apologist for a rapist, treasonous SOB. She made her own bed, now she can sleep in it (probably with Beelebubba)!


13 posted on 04/10/2008 6:12:34 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Is Osama Hussein Obama the AntiChrist?)
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To: FreeManDC
According to Myers, women create a nurturing, idyllic work environment...

This is such an enduringly popular feminist myth, but in 20+ years in corporate America I haven't seen a shred of evidence to support it. At best, departments managed by women are the same as any other - at worst they devolve into Machiavellian soap operas.

In fact, I've never seen a "nurturing, idyllic work environment" in any company. Maybe they exist in certain government departments, where no real results are expected. ;)

14 posted on 04/10/2008 6:13:07 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("Wise men don't need to debate; men who need to debate are not wise." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: painter

that’s not good authority - that’s a great authority


15 posted on 04/10/2008 6:13:11 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: FreeManDC

Don’t be too hard on Dee Dee: she’s just trying to show that a woman can be every bit as big a liar as Bill Clinton.


16 posted on 04/10/2008 6:13:24 AM PDT by Redbob (WWJBD - "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: seanmerc

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’m blind now...but her image is still burned in!!

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


17 posted on 04/10/2008 6:13:50 AM PDT by Proverbs 3-5
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To: painter

ARE YOU TRYING TO SAY THAT THE SINK WASN’T THE ONLY PLACE BILL LEFT HIS DNA


18 posted on 04/10/2008 6:14:28 AM PDT by mt tom (high in the sierras looking down into the garden spot of the world)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Dee Dee likes a drink, no?


19 posted on 04/10/2008 6:14:30 AM PDT by relictele
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To: Proverbs 3-5

Just think—that image will be the last one you remember seeing!


20 posted on 04/10/2008 6:15:03 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: FreeManDC

Stop wondering, Carey. If Dee Dee could think clearly, she wouldn’t have become a Democrat in the first place.


21 posted on 04/10/2008 6:15:50 AM PDT by Savage Beast ("History is not just cruel. It is witty." ~Charles Krauthammer)
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To: FreeManDC

Who cares what a washed up drunk lib thinks?..............


22 posted on 04/10/2008 6:16:30 AM PDT by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: FreeManDC
How hard is it to spell her name right?

Criminy, we have "Meyers", and we have "Meyer" (the correct version is "Myers").

Bad writing aside, it seems that Ms. Myers copied some of the exaggerative tendencies of Ms. Clinton (or maybe vice versa).

Puffery abounds.

23 posted on 04/10/2008 6:17:38 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: FreeManDC

“Simply put, Myers is a female supremacist”

Well let’s see her open a jar when the lid is stuck.


24 posted on 04/10/2008 6:17:50 AM PDT by fungoking
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To: FreeManDC

Anybody who thinks that if women ruled the world there would be no war or violence... has never worked in an all-female office.


25 posted on 04/10/2008 6:17:57 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: FreeManDC

And are women more likely to be cokeheads, fired from their jobs because they can’t pass a drug test that they know is required?


26 posted on 04/10/2008 6:18:52 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: FreeManDC
After Myers left the hurly-burly of the White House in 1994, Myers married a handsome (and well-paid) magazine executive. They moved into a tony Washington DC home and had two children together.
So she married a good looking, rich guy, lives in a "tony" DC home, and as two kids. What's she belly aching about?

As the unsmiling Myers goes about promoting her book, one wonders what led her to pen a tome filled with crude gender stereotypes and doubtful claims.
Call me a cynic, but something tells me that family isn't exactly filled with joy and laughter. Like that old saying goes, "When mama ain't happy, ain't no body happy."

27 posted on 04/10/2008 6:19:18 AM PDT by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: Gondring

I believe she was servicing Vince in the White House basement... when his neck was broken by Buddy Young.


28 posted on 04/10/2008 6:19:44 AM PDT by johnny7
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

At least she found the tweezers.


29 posted on 04/10/2008 6:20:22 AM PDT by angcat (Indian name "She who yells too much")
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To: seanmerc

30 posted on 04/10/2008 6:21:04 AM PDT by New Perspective (Proud father of a 4 year old son with Down Syndrome)
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To: All

Sorry, but I just don’t believe she married a man....


31 posted on 04/10/2008 6:21:44 AM PDT by Maverick68 (w)
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To: FreeManDC
According to Myers, women create a nurturing, idyllic work environment

WTF? That's fine for a kindergarten but for WORK? Has she written this entire book as a satire, or does she really mean it?

32 posted on 04/10/2008 6:22:18 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: FreeManDC

Over her head from day one.


33 posted on 04/10/2008 6:22:31 AM PDT by afortiori
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To: relictele
Dee Dee likes a drink, no?

She feels women are inherently better drunk drivers.
34 posted on 04/10/2008 6:23:14 AM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: FreeManDC
I liked her a whole lot better when she was drinking heavily. I suspect she's what people call a "dry drunk." Not drinking but still full of the twisted character defects that plague most alcoholics.

Former Clinton Spokeswoman Arrested

35 posted on 04/10/2008 6:23:58 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Flatland Warrior: "All your Jap auto plants are belong to us.")
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To: Gondring

I know what you’re driving at but there is no way she got her job on her knees.
NOt fat enough, nor ugly enough for Bills likes.


36 posted on 04/10/2008 6:23:58 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: FreeManDC

The White House should have hired her as a secretary’s assistant’s assistaqnt or a file clerk’s assistant where she may have had the talent to succeed and feel fulfilled..


37 posted on 04/10/2008 6:25:41 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: FreeManDC

“Women tend to be better communicators, better listeners, better at forming consensus,”

...and global warming is established science. Heh. I know plenty of women who actually meet her description...but she is not in that group.


38 posted on 04/10/2008 6:25:52 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: FreeManDC
"Simply put, Myers is a female supremacist."

Oh good grief. That's a bit over the top.


More like; "Minnie Mouse Roared"
39 posted on 04/10/2008 6:26:15 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: mt tom
I'm not too sure about that,but you got to wonder.

I have a friend who knows someone who was a supervisor of the security detail at the White House. Some of the stories I have heard. Like the one when the Clintons moved in Hillary tried to take over the Vice Presidents office.

40 posted on 04/10/2008 6:26:32 AM PDT by painter
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To: relictele

“In 1995, while co-host of the CNBC cable show “Equal Time,” she was arrested on a DUI charge and said to have been driving on the wrong side of the road, though charges were eventually dropped.”


41 posted on 04/10/2008 6:26:53 AM PDT by donna (The United States Constitution and the Koran are mutually exclusive.)
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To: FreeManDC

We know who wears the pants in that family!


42 posted on 04/10/2008 6:27:06 AM PDT by JZelle
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To: FreeManDC

Dee Dee Myers : Women are gentle consensus-builders.

Har har. thats a laugh.
DeeDee, I invite you to spend a day at my workplace which is 80% women.


43 posted on 04/10/2008 6:28:01 AM PDT by UglyinLA
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To: painter

Thanks, that’s more info than I wanted or needed.


44 posted on 04/10/2008 6:28:37 AM PDT by MissEdie (On the Sixth Day God created Spurrier)
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To: FreeManDC

She needs a stiff drink.

Another Clintonoid.


45 posted on 04/10/2008 6:30:01 AM PDT by exit82 (People get the government they deserve. And they are about to get it--in spades.)
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To: Proverbs 3-5

I bet you’re correct.
Dumbocrat chicks don’t age well, even if they started out OK.


46 posted on 04/10/2008 6:33:57 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: FreeManDC

Dee Dee Meyers is a casualty of feminism.

She was unqualified for her job, always appeared in over her head, and yet used reproductive role as an excuse for her failings.

It seems clear the Hilaryista faction of the clintonistas has written Dee Dee off and Dee Dee is bitter as heck. Of course she can’t blame Hillary because she is a woman....

(sounds like she wrote the book under the influence of a mind altering substance left over from her WH daze)


47 posted on 04/10/2008 6:35:57 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

A picture of her brother, the disco Rod Stewart, would be in order.


48 posted on 04/10/2008 6:39:12 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: FreeManDC
She publishes a book filled with odious stereotypes and half-truths, and then wonders why her colleagues don't take her seriously.

Waddayou expect? she's a democrap, ain't she???

49 posted on 04/10/2008 6:39:48 AM PDT by Turret Gunner A20
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To: FreeManDC
Women are the peaceful gender, as well.

Indeed.

And there's video all over the internet of a peaceful meeting in Lakeland, FL between a cheerleader and some of her rivals to prove it.

50 posted on 04/10/2008 6:40:10 AM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that those who call themselves Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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